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Parliamentary Affairs Minister Slams Congress

Joshi told ANI that the decision was taken in view of the growing cases of COVID-19 in Delhi and questioned Congress about demanding a shorter session in September.

“A lot of people I spoke to suggested that the Budget Session was held directly as the number of COVID-19 cases grows in Delhi[sic.], “he said.

“Many leaders have advised me that we can choose the Budget Session directly because we have completed a session very recently. I would like to ask Congress why they asked for an early conclusion of the September session and demand another session now,” Joshi said, as quoted by ANI.

The Constitution says there should be no gap of more than six months between two sessions of Parliament. Parliament, however, meets three times a year for the Budget, Monsoon and Winter sessions.